Out of Focus (Archive)

by Peter Gordon

May 1999

Cleverly crafted and stunningly funny, Out of Focus is set in the annexe of church hall, where a series of over-bookings have occurred. A wonderful mix of characters from the local community descend on the church hall for a Brownie troop meeting, a badminton game, table tennis, auditions for the Vicar’s wife’s new pantomime and an illustrated talk on steam locomotives, each claiming their rightful place. Confusion reigns until everyone finally unites for a common cause: the production of the pantomime.

Over the following weeks of rehearsals, alliances are formed and switched as the cast battle against the odds and the opening night nears. Events finally culminate backstage after the final performance at the cast party, when everyone receives their just deserts.


Helen Beever Hazel Blenkinsop
Sue Dixon Ruth West
Evonne Duckworth Jill Mowlam
Kath Enfield Chris Squire
Bob Enfield Joseph Hughes
Leonard Trotter Mike Calvert
Wayne Bryant Mark Frampton
David Wright Dan Hawkins
Linda Hammond Jayne Patterson


Producer Jenny Blake
Co-producer Chris Ward
Stage Manager Ian Squire
Set Design Christopher Sutton
Set Construction Members of the Group
Sound Chris Pearson
Lighting Craig Eady
Props Brenda West
Prompt Hazel Galvin
Music Jenny Smith
House Managers Iain & Karen MacPherson
Ticket Sales Ken Beer
Publicity Joseph Hughes
Refreshments Phil Kohler